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Hemidactylus romeshkanicus TORKI, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus romeshkanicus TORKI in TORKI, MANTHEY & BARTS 2011
Hemidactylus romeshkanicus — SAFAEI-MAHROO et al. 2015 
DistributionIran (Lorestan: Zagros Mountains)

Type locality: Western slope of the central Zagros Mountains, Romeshkan region, Lorestan Province, W Iran, elevation 1100 m (33° 16’ N, 47° 35’ E).  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 75020 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium-sized Hemidactylus with a snout-vent length of at least 70 mm; tubercles on all dorsal faces except of the upper arm; back with large, trihedral, sharply keeled tubercles with vertically striated surfaces; tubercles on limbs, neck, head and in the ventrolateral region small to moderately large, conical to keeled; precloacal pores in a chevron-shaped arrangement; no femoral pores; subcaudals enlarged; ventral scales imbricate and denticulate; enlarged scansors beneath fingers and toes, incompletely to fully divided save for the terminal scansor, which is entire.
CommentSynonymy: this is indistinguishable from and likely a synonym of H. persicus (Hosseinzadeh et al. 2014).

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • TORKI, F., U, MANTHEY & M. BARTS 2011. Ein neuer Hemidactylus OKEN, 1817 aus der Provinz Lorestan, West-Iran, mit Anmerkungen zu Hemidactylus robustus HEYDEN, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). Sauria 33 (4): 47-56 - get paper here
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